Ken Brauman was the 2012 US Olympic Team Head Manager and you can learn horizontal jump drills from him in this series of plyometric jumps requiring little or no equipment. These drills are a must for those who are looking for some basic plyometric drills that show the drill in detail and explain how and why to do them.
Drill 1: The first drill is called continuous hopping and requires the athlete to hop a set distance on a single leg. This drill is shown using the takeoff leg only but could easily be expanded to both legs to develop balance and coordination.
Drill 2: The second drill is a common warm up bounding drill. The plus here is that we see video and hear commentary describing ideal athlete leg and arm position during the drill.
Drill 3: The sequence is finished with the alternate triple jump drill where the first two drills are combined to produce a dynamic coordination drill that could be used for not only jumpers but with all athletes in your program.
Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, “High School Coach’s Blueprint for Success: Horizontal Jumps.” Discover other great Long Jump & Triple Jump videos apart of our large Track & Field collection!
2011 Assistant Coach of the Year by the United States Track Coaches Association, Jim Vanhootegem, walks you through unique multi jump drills that are great for both jumpers and sprinters. As a member of NCAA Championship Coaching staffs,Coach Vanhootegem, helps you develop coordination, elastic strength, posture, and ground force production as well as plyometric development.
In the baby bound series it is important to pay attention to the movement of the raised leg. Also, make sure to do these drills off of both legs.
View an additional clip from Texas A&M Track & Field Series – Drills and Progressions for Championship Horizontal Jumps. See what other Long Jump DVDs we have in our world class Track & Field DVD collection!
See some excellent drills that will increase the distance of your long jump with Kansas State University Director of Track & Field, Cliff Rovelto. Coach Rovelto is also a 7x Team USA staff member and has his demonstrator show you various exercises using hurdles. This information will help you improve your build up to the long jump take off and allow you to generate the most amount of force possible.
This clip begins with Mini Hurdle Drills. You need to focus on getting your knees up high and your hands by the hips. Next, you will see Straight Leg Hops and Lateral Straight Leg Hops that allow you to work on applying quick force to the ground and increase hip strength. Lastly, watch demonstration of Regular Hurdle Hops. Make sure to bring your knees to the chest when jumping over the hurdle.